PSD21 Hiawatha Training and Recruitment Center

Project Details:

Project Start Date: 12/10/19

Ongoing Program: Yes

Submitting Department: Property Services

Contact Person: Bob Friddle

Level of Need: High

Estimated Project Completion Date: May 2022

Department Priority: High

Contact Phone Number: 612-673-3387


Project Location:

Address: 1860 28th St E and 2717 Longfellow Ave.

City Sector: Southeast

Affected Neighborhoods: Phillips, Seward

Affected Wards: 9

Southwest corner of Hiawatha Maintenance Facility Campus

Project Description:

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Purpose and Justification:

In December 2019, the Hiawatha Maintenance Facility Campus expansion Master Plan was approved by Council, with Staff Direction to include a new Training and Recruitment Center. The new Training and Recruitment Center will be programmed and developed with the assistance of local building trade labor unions, the Coordinator’s Division of Sustainability, neighborhood organizations, CPED, Public Works and Property Services. This new center will better facilitate and encourage local neighborhood hiring as well as provide space for local business incubators. Classrooms, pre-function and lobby space will be made available for a variety community uses such as voter education,

Project Cost Breakdown

Department Funding Request


Have Grants for this Project been secured?


Describe status and timing details of secured or applied for grants or other non-City funding sources:

A State funding request has been submitted.

Describe any collaborative arrangements with outside project partners, including who they are and what their role is with the project:

The new Training and Recruitment Center will be programmed and developed with the assistance of local building trade labor unions, the Coordinator’s Division of Sustainability, neighborhood organizations, CPED, Public Works and Property Services. An RFQ is being developed to solicit local neighborhood organizations that can help manage the community use and retail functions.


State Law Chapter 462.356 (Subd. 2) requires review of all capital improvements for compliance with the comprehensive municipal plan. Chapter 13, Section 4 of the City Charter requires Location and Design Review for the purpose of approving the sale of bonds for these projects.

Policy 5.4 Enhance the safety, appearance, and effectiveness of the city's Infrastructure.

5.4.1 Maintain and improve the quality and condition of public streets, sidewalks, bridges, water systems, and other public infrastructure.

5.4.2 Plan for and provide public facilities which anticipate growth needs, use fiscal resources efficiently, and meet realistic timelines.

5.4.3 Prioritize capital improvements according to an objective set of criteria consistent with adopted goals and policies, including those of The Minneapolis Plan.

Policy 6.1: Integrate environmental, social and economic goals into decision-making processes at all levels.

6.1.2 Promote efficient use of natural and limited resources when renovating, constructing or operating city facilities and in general city operations.

6.1.3 Apply the city-adopted US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards and the State of Minnesota Sustainable Building B3 Guidelines as tools for design and decision-making when developing, renovating or operating city facilities.

6.1.4 Invest in energy efficient heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems, controls and sensors that minimize emission and noise, use of renewable fuel sources, and utilization of best available control technology to minimize particulate emissions.

Policy 6.3: Encourage sustainable design practices in the planning, construction and operations of new developments, large additions and building renovations.

Provide the date that Location and Design Review was conducted for the project, the outcome of that analysis and the date formal action was taken by the Planning Commission:

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Economic Development

Will the project contribute to growth in the city’s tax base? No

Describe the economic development impact of the project: The new Training and Recruitment Center's proximity to neighborhoods with low income and high joblessness will contribute to a higher level of workforce training and employment with good, high paying and sustainable Public Works, Parks and public housing maintenance jobs.

Does the project support redevelopment opportunity that without the project would be infeasible?



Is the proposed project on an existing or planned transitway, transit route, or high-volume pedestrian corridor? If yes, provide details on how the project will improve the transit and/or pedestrian experience.

This project will be adjacent to the Hiawatha LRT and Greenway. Pedestrian and bicycle safety will be enhanced through design.

Does the proposed project anticipate multi-modal enhancements (sidewalks, bicycle or transit facilities)? Provide details.

Existing pedestrian and bicycle paths will be supported and improved. Bicycle and shower facilities will be provided for City employees.

Is the right-of-way constrained and do you anticipate that modes of travel will be competing for space? Provide details, is there potential for innovative design options? Provide details


Operating Impacts

Operations & Capital Asset Maintenance:

Is this request for new or existing infrastructure?

What is the expected useful life of the project/Improvement?

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What is the estimated annual operating cost increase or (decrease) for this project? TBD based on design.

Any Prior Year Remaining Bond Authorizations? No

Prior Year Remaining Bond Authorizations: NA

Describe how operating cost increases or decreases were determined and include details such as personnel costs, materials, contracts, energy savings, etc: NA

If new infrastructure, discuss how the department/agency will pay for the increased annual operating costs:

Operating costs will be paid through cooperative agreements between local Labor Unions, Public Works and local neighborhood organizations, yet to be negotiated.

For new infrastructure, describe the estimated timing and dollar amount of future capital investment required to realize the full expected useful life of the project:

Design is beginning, construction would hopefully start in spring 2021 and be completed in summer of 2022.

Project Coordination

Describe completion status for ongoing projects and how and when the department/agency plans to use the prior year remaining bond authorizations:

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If this is a new project, describe the major project phases and timing anticipated for completing the project:

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Scalability/Funding Allocation Flexibility – discuss any flexibility to increase or decrease funding among the years in the five-year plan and the most that could be spent in a given year:

Project could be delayed at the expense of delayed training and recruitment to Public Works and the community.

Minneapolis Goals and Strategic Direction

Minneapolis is a growing and vibrant world-class city with a flourishing economy and a pristine environment, where all people are safe, healthy and have equitable opportunities for success and happiness.Below is a description of how this project meets each of the City's Goals. Below is a description of how this project meets each of the City's Goals.

Below is a description of how this project meets each of the City's Goals.

Public Safety

Collaborative and community-inclusive strategies to ensure safety for all members of our community:

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The City prioritizes equitable access to safe, stable, accessible, and affordable housing to eliminate racial disparities in housing:

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Economic Development

The City prioritizes economic inclusion so that all workers and families are supported and People of Color, Indigenous and Immigrant (POCII)-owned businesses in all sectors can thrive.

The local availability of training and recruitment will lead to more City residents finding good jobs here, which will have a ripple effect through this depressed area of the community.

Public Services

The City prioritizes reliable and equitable access to high-quality public services.

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Environmental Justice:

The City prioritizes sustainable practices and renewable resources to equitably address climate change while restoring and protecting our soil, water and air.

The facility will be built and certified to LEED Gold standards, and will be designed to accommodate solar collectors on the roof.

Built Environment & Transportation:

The City prioritizes high quality neighborhoods, streets, infrastructure and equitable access to multimodal transportation in all parts of the City through thoughtful planning and design.

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Public Health:

The City Prioritizes positive youth development so that all children can grow healthy and safe:

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Arts and Culture:

The City prioritizes arts and culture as important part of inclusive economic development and placemaking in our communities:

The public arts grant for the WTR18 project may be used at this site as well.

Additional Information

Add any additional information you feel is important for the CLIC committee, Mayor, City Council members or the general public to know about this potential project and why it should be approved:

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